Newquay is Cornwall's most popular holiday resort located on the North coast of Cornwall. Known as the surf capital of the UK, with a staggering 11 beaches, there are lots of exciting activities for all the family. With plenty of restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars, Newquay has it all!

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Beaches of Newquay

Crantock beach near Newquay Cornwall

Crantock Beach

A beautiful sweeping expanse of sand on the outskirts of Newquay backed by endless grassy dunes. Dog friendly

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Holywell Bay Beach near Newquay Cornwall

Holywell Bay Beach

A large, unspoilt sandy beach on the outskirts of Newquay backed by impressive sand dunes. Dog friendly

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Fistral beach in Newquay Cornwall

Fistral Beach

Fistral beach in Newquay is the home and birthplace of UK surfing . Great surfing conditions. Dog friendly

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Lusty Glaze beach in Newquay Cornwall

Lusty Glaze Beach

Lovely little sheltered beach located on the outskirts of Newquay in Newquay Bay. Lots of activities.

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Mawgan Porth beach near Newquay Cornwall

Mawgan Porth Beach

Large flat beach with beautiful walks and scenery. Located 5 miles north of Newquay. Dog friendly

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Watergate Bay beach in Newquay Cornwall

Watergate Bay Beach

Glorious beach with a two mile stretch of sand on the outskirts of Newquay, backed by dramatic steep cliffs. Dog friendly

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Porth Joke beach in Newquay Cornwall

Porth Joke Beach

A quiet beach tucked away between Holywell Bay and Crantock beach on the outskirts of Newquay. Dog friendly

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Porth Beach in Newquay Cornwall

Porth Beach

A long, narrow sheltered beach between Newquay and Watergate Bay.

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Great Western Beach in Newquay Cornwall

Great Western Beach

One of the many coves that make up Newquay Bay with caves to explore. Dog friendly

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Tolcarne beach in Newquay Cornwall

Tolcarne Beach

Family owned beach along Newquay's coastline. Complete with beach shacks and restaurant.

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Towan beach in Newquay Cornwall

Towan beach

Very popular beach right in the heart of Newquay and close to the town. Dog friendly

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Bedruthan Steps Beach near Newquay in North Cornwall

Bedruthan Steps

Located between Newquay and Padstow on the north Cornish coast, towering sea stacks stand gallantly out of the water

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Newquay Accommodation

Our top selection of hotels in Newquay that are all close to the beach!

Bedruthan Hotel & Spa in Mawgan Porth Newquay Cornwall

Bedruthan Hotel & Spa

Bedruthan Hotel is an award winning hotel & spa overlooking the gorgeous Mawgan Porth Beach on the outskirts of Newquay.

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The Scarlet Hotel Newquay Cornwall

The Scarlet hotel

The Scarlet Hotel is a luxury eco hotel & spa for adults on the outskirts of Newquay, with sea view bedrooms and cliff top hot tubs overlooking the beautiful Mawgan Porth beach.

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Fistral Beach Hotel & Spa

Located moments from the sand on Pentire headland in Newquay with gorgeous sea views overlooking Fistral beach.

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Esplanade Hotel

Overlooking Fistral beach, the Esplanade hotel is a cool, contemporary hotel with a laid back vibe perfect for families

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Headland Hotel & Spa Newquay Cornwall

Headland Hotel & Spa

The Headland Hotel & Spa is a luxury 4 silver star hotel in the perfect location overlooking the world famous Fistral Beach.

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Sands Resort Hotel & Spa in Newquay Cornwall

Sands Resort Hotel & Spa

Family friendly hotel with lots of activites with sea views overlooking Porth beach and Newquay Bay.

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The Atlantic Hotel Newquay in Cornwall

The Atlantic Hotel

4 Star Hotel in an enviable location perched on top of a cliff top with spectacular sea views across Newquay Bay.

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Highlights of Newquay

If you manage to drag yourself away from Newquay's glorious beaches, theres lots of attractions nearby to suit everyones taste (and great for those wet play days!)

Fistral Beach Surf School Newquay

Fistral Beach Surf School

Newquay was the birthplace of UK surfing, so you can’t visit without having some surf lessons on the world famous Fistral beach. Surf’s up dude!

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BLue reef aquarium newquay

Blue Reef Aquarium

Right in the heart of Newquay overlooking Towan beach, featuring a spectacular underwater tunnel making you feel like you’re swimming with the fishes!

Visit Newquay Aquarium


Holywell Bay Fun Park Newquay Cornwall

Holywell Bay Fun Park

Amusement park with over 20 rides and attractions (inc. two golf courses), an onsite diner and ice-cream parlour and amazing views over the Holywell Bay beach.

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Trerice House Newquay Cornwall

Trerice House

Owned by the national Trust, Trerice is an Elizabethan manor house with fine interiors and delightful garden on the outskirts of Newquay.

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Webcams of Newquay

Fistral Beach Webcam

Fistral Beach Webcam

Watch the surfers on this high quality live webcam of the world famous Fistral beach in Newquay

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Watergate Bay Beach Webcam

Watergate Bay Beach Webcam

Webcam of Watergate Bay beach, a two mile stretch of sand on the outskirts of Newquay, backed by dramatic cliffs.

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Porth Beach Webcam

Porth Beach Webcam

Stunning high definition webcam of Porth Beach in Newquay. (provided by Newquay weather station)

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Lusty Glaze Webcam

Lusty Glaze Webcam

High quality webcam overlooking Lusty Glaze beach in Newquay. ( Webcam provided by Lusty Glaze beach)

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Crantock Beach Webcam

Crantock Beach Webcam

High quality live webcam overlooking the beautiful Crantock beach on the outskirts of Newquay

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Mawgan Porth Beach Webcam

Mawgan Porth Beach Webcam

Overlooking the beautiful Mawgan Porth beach on the outskirts of Newquay. Webcam provided by Bedruthan Hotel & Spa

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Towan Beach

Towan Beach

HD live panning webcam of Towan beach in Newquay showing the harbour and the famous "house on the island"

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Newquay Harbour Webcam

Newquay Harbour Webcam

Live webcam of Newquay harbour and overlooking Newquay Bay.

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How to get to Newquay

By Plane

Cornwall Airport Newquay is just 5 miles away from Newquay town centre. The No.56 bus operates daily from the airport. Taxis and car hire are also available from the airport.

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By Train

Newquay train station is in the heart of the town. Journey time from London is approximately 5 hours.


By Car

Leave the M5 south just after Exeter at Junction 31, joining the A30. Leave the A30 at Indian Queens (A39 / A392) and follow directions to Newquay. Journey time from Exeter is approximately 1 hr 30 minutes.

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